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the weekend mass car in houla, but the united states maintains it will not use force to end the blood shed. >>> and severe storms. oklahoma city gets pounded by a big time hailstorm. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 30, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. so good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. >>> it was a prize mitt romney has been chasing for five years. he clinched the republican presidential nomination with a win in yesterday's texas primary, calling it an honor and a privilege. he'll be officially nominate add the republican convention in august. cbs news estimates romney has 1,198 delegates after picking up 90 in the texas vote. and romney has already ramped up his attacks on president obama. susan mcginnis in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, romney all about endurance has finally paid off. look for romney to enter a critical phase of the campaign. watch for him to step up his attacks on the obama administration and to defend himself from their attacks, including most recently, his association with donald trump. mi
chong was in a wheelchair as he left for the united states. he left a beijing hospital saturday, and boarded a united airlines flight with his wife and two sons. the white house says the state department, worked with chinese authorities to get chen a visa. >> we welcome this development and the fact that he'll be able to pursue a course of study here in the united states. >> reporter: a professor at new york university confirms chen will study law there. >> reporter: chen's flight here to the united states ends a diplomatic tug-of-war that last nearly a month. before he left, he told reporters he was worried that chinese authorities would try to retaliate, against his extended family, still living in china. >> reporter: the blind activist was an outspoken critic of china's forced abortion policy. he escaped house arrest last month and sought the american embassy in yebe jing. the -- in beijing. they let him get treatment for a broken foot and to be reunited with his family. once there, he asked to leave china. and secretary of state hillary clinton helped work to get him out of
momentum the president of the united states throws his support behind same- sex marriage. >>> as maryland pushes to keep it out of the state. what this could mean for voters come november. >>> hello everybody i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter, here's what people are talking about tonight. >> president obama takes a stern stand on same-sex marriage. maryland has a petition to put the marriage equality law on the ballot. >> reporter: after years of saying his stance on same-sex marriage was evolving, president obama becomes the first president in history to come out for same-sex marriage. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: it comes days after north carolina votes to make marriage between a man and a woman. those against it tell wjz they are now close enough to getting the signatures they need to put the issue on the november ballot. >> for the thousands of voting citizens that are writing their names on these petitions we don't plan on losing. >> reporter: mccoy with the marriage alliance dismisses a new
of an unexploded al qaeda manufactured bomb designed to take down an air liner bound for the united states. the plot involved a more advanced version of the underwear bomb deployed on a detroit-bound jet back in 2009. the cia foiled this latest attempt. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. good morning, susan. >> good morning, danielle. that's right. tl cia stepped in and seized this device before this would-be suicide bomber was able to find a target and get on a flight by a ticket. now they're looking at this device to try to figure out if it could have made it through airport scanners and if it could have brought down an airliner. federal officials are dissecting a bomb designed to take down an american jetliner. >> they keep trying to find more and more terrible and preverse ways to kill people. >>> al qaeda and a yemen-based terror group planned the attack. >> you have this group in yemen that is proving to be very dangerous and has tried to hit the united states multiple times. >> officials say this man, ibrahim hassan al asiri is the mastermind behind the bomb. he is bes
island. >> pelley: it looks like that diplomatic standoff between the united states and china is finally coming to an end. at the center of it is the chinese human rights dissident chen guangcheng. he escaped from house arrest two weeks ago, was rescued by u.s. diplomats, and then with secretary of state clinton in beijing for talks, he was returned to the chinese. chen is still in a hospital being treated for a foot injury that he suffered in his escape. david martin picks up the story. >> reporter: just when it looked like the chen case was about to cause a major rupt nur u.s.-chinese relationes, secretary of state clinton wrapped up her tumultuous visit to beijing by announcing a deal that seemed to meet his latest demandses. >> i'm pleased that today our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> reporter: that after a day in which chinese police had ringed the hospital where chen was undergoing medical tests. when u.s.
into his tactics and some of his targets. >> he was asking for attacks on the united states, president obama. he said they're trying to kill vice president biden, the secretary of defense. we should focus on these guys. >> the most revealing revelations is his frustrations for the crumbling of his network. >>> the suicide over nfl player junior seau is lingering talks about hard hits playing football. players are leading the push for me research on -- for more research on the last effects of a career's worth of collisions. sdlsz -- >> what concerns me is the repeated trauma. i've had three concussions. >> more than 1,5 #00 form -- 1,50 oh former pliers -- 1,500 players are suing the nfl. >>> terrence suggs may miss all or most of the upcoming season. here is mark with more on his injury and the impact on the team's championship hopes. >> terrence suggs suffered a torn achilles tendon. the ravens are now rocked with news their star linebacker is heading to surgery. he's dedicated himself to fitness. suggs suffered a to achilles during off season training in arizona. it's a potentially s
to move forward. that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! ( cheers and applause ) >> schieffer: the presidents everywhere from the battleground political states to afghanistan, where he marked the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden. mitt romney said fine, but-- >> and the idea to try to politicize this ask to say, "oh, i, president obama, would have done it one way, mitt romney would have done it another" is really disappointing. >> schieffer: with romney all but certain to get the republican nomination, former rival michele bachmann, settled her differences and endorsed him. >> he not only can win. he will win. he will be the president. >> schieffer: no endorsement yet from newt gingrich but he finally quit. >> i thought, frankly, my role providing material for "saturday night live" was helpful alive and we will talk. where the republicans go from here, and the democratics' side from new york senator chuck schumer, and former presidential candidate and one-time chairman of the democratic party, howard dean. we'll talk with a leadin
'm charlie rose. >>> a new bomb plot against the united states is foiled. we'll get new information and see if airport security could have stopped this attack. >>> i'm erica hill. the white house scrambles for another explanation after a top official says he supports same-sex marriage. but a strike position from the government on how fast america will soon become. >>> and i'm gayle king. we'll show you what prince harry is doing on his first visit to washington and when i see you at 8:00, john irving and rita wilson will stop by. >>> but before we begin, as we do every morning, the eye opener, world's. >>> a new and improved underwear bomb with a better detonation system. >>> authorities believe the mastermind is the same terrorist behind the last underwear bomber plot in 2009. >> this device was nonmetallic and probably would have got gtten past metal detectors. >> just when we think we have it under control they have another variation of the device and they're constantly working against us. >>> in north carolina voters are oing to easily pass an amendment. >> i d
united states. if greece were to pull out, i think the probability is very high that that would have very serious contagion effects across the eurozone and that that in turn could have a serious impact in the united states and around the world. >> and there's a serious concern today and more people are taking it seriously. >> the problem, charlie, greece has been a problem since the againing. instead of addressing it from the beginning which they should have done, it's gotten worse and worse and worse and now they're finding it difficult to finding a solution. i still think the possibility of greece leaving the eurozone is probably less than 50/50, but even if it stays within the eurozone eurozone, the problems are enormous and that too could create contagion and bank runs ss in spain and elsewhere. if that happens it has the possibility if not for certainty serious impacts here. >> let's talk about your piece today in the journal. you talk about this being the best political environmental for real fiscal action in a lodge time. do you really see something concr
. >> romney has said -- previously said he believes president obama was born in the united states but has not directly addressed trump's latest comments. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we will continue to bring you the latest on air and on line at >>> the state of maryland is getting a waiver from the no child left behind act, the law that requires all students be proficient in reading and math. the obama administration is granting waivers to 14 states with promises to improve. waiver or not, baltimore county schools are being recognized for axeling. dr. joe says the recognition reflects a high level of student achievement. >>> we have a school advisory. al eks xand der -- alexander hamilton is closing immediately because it has a power failure. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, the violence in syria, more international fall out after dozens of civilians are executed. >> the search from life, the latest from italy after a second earthquake. >> another live look outside as we wait for some sunshine. your complete first warning weather fore
disside dissident. emerging from the u.s. embassy overnight and now the chinese want the united states to apologize. we'll go to beijing where secretary of state clinton just arrived and scott pelley on the president's address to the nation from afghanistan. >>> and i'm gayle king. andy pettitte faces down his former best friend in the roger clemens trial. we all know that a picture can be worth a thousand words, but should a painting really be worth $200 million? we'll get into that. >>> first as we do every morning, we start with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> the goal that i set, to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> president obama vows to finish the job in afghanistan. >> u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan through 2024 in a support role. >> three explosions rocked the afghan capital just hours after president obama made a secret trip to that city. >> so, to those who had 23 years in the afghan war pool, you win? >> guangcheng has left the u.s. embassy. >> china demands an apology after chinese dissident le
in new york thanked the government for bringing him to the united states, the blind activist was an outspoken critic of the forced abortion policy. he will study law at new york university. >>> the naacp voted to endorse same sex marriage. the group publicly agrees with president obama. they signed in maryland a law to putting it on the on blot. >>> a business venture designed to help students in two cribbian nations, the creators are linking the power of technology and english classes to change lives. >> reporter: lindsay jay sobs' laptop is linked to the students, he teaches english or spanish speakers and the students are thousands of miles away in haiti and the dominican republic. last year, he teamed up with a close friend to create this. the dominican republic has jobs in tourism, but only for english speakers. paul is from haiti. he says after the 2010 earthquake devastated his country, rebuilding is show. many people there go to the dominican remember. i friend net teaches customer service and english speaking jobs. >> sometimes i dream of a new job. >> they started t
. >>> new study by commonwealth fund finds the united states spends more per person than 12 other industrialized nations on health care. in 200 the u.s. spent $8,000 a year on medical services, about $3,000 more than the next two countries. the study also found that the extra spending doesn't necessarily translate into better health care. >>> news corp.'s board of directors is sticking with the boss. on wednesday the board said it has full confidence in rupert murdoch. the announcement comes a day after a panel of british lawmakers said murdoch is unfit to lead his media empire after last year's tabloid phone-hacking scandal. the ruling could force news corp. to sell its shares in satellite network british sky broadcasting. >>> amazon says it will start making its own television shows. the company plans to develop original series this year. consumers will be able to watch on its streaming service. amazon instant video. google, hulu and netflix are making plans to have original content. >>> target says it will stop selling amazon's kindle e-reader at all of its stores and website.
with the united states to release a maryland man in prison for spying. >> the big demand the cuban government is making in exchange. >>> hello, everyone. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the world's most influential leaders appealed to the cuban government to release gross. he could be allowed to come home to his family in maryland, but there is a catch. we're live and we have a new message from cuban leaders tonight. >> reporter: wjz has been following this story for more than two years. now a cuban official is asking the u.s. to come to the table. for two and a half years, international aid worker allen gross sits in a cuban prison cell. the baltimore native is accused of being a spy, sentenced to 15 years behind bars for smuggling illegal communications equipment into cuba. now a cuban official indicates the country may be willing to release him. >> we are ready to sit down to talk and to have a negotiation on this mather. >> reporter: gross maintains he came to cuba as an aid worker to bring technology to the cuban, jewish community. they insist he was working for the u
. >> this is not baseball cards that are being sold on the internet. this is the blood of the 40th president of the united states, ronald reagan. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 23, 2012. >>> and good morning, everybody. so good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the director of the secret service will speak publicly for the first time about last month's prostitution scandal. mark sullivan will tell the senate committee there was no security breach. and that the agents' reckless behavior was an isolated incident. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. sullivan is going to tell congress today that these men were not informed about the president's plans and that they were going to be informed after this night of partying. he'll also tell them these men are not representative of the 7,000 workers at the secret service. the head of the secret service agency heads to capitol hill today. mark sullivan will answer to congress about the prostitution scandal involving some of his agents. 200 secret service personnel were in colombia in ap
whichs leaders of the united states, united kingdom, france, germany, russia, italy, japan, and canada. they meet yearly to discuss issues of common concern. dr. i.m. vesler tell me that they have trofocussed previously on security and the environment. >> why should we care about what happens those couple of days? >> the thing that is going to hover over the summit will be the weakness of the global recovery in the wake of the great recession. >> reporter: the policies the leaders debate trickle down to everyday things we all face, like gas prices, the cost of goods and how much your money is worth. >> the best we can hope out of all of this is the possibility are more trade and more jobs. >> that's the hope out of this. get more economic trade, and more commerce. >> reporter: as host of this year's summit, president obama moved it from his home town of chicago to maryland's camp david. >> it probably was a very good idea to move this meeting to a place where these people can actually get together and talk and not have to worry about going out immediately after the meeting and having t
thing. what she's saying about the united states security. >>> a baltimore school turns into a crime scene. what police are saying about a teen murdered near the campus. >>> 3,000 americans murdered. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, the mastermind behind 9/11, now faces his own possible death sentence, as eyewitness news continues. >>> possible storms on the way. how the weather will impact your weekend. don't police the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,, what makes the sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you want a firm bed you can lie on one of those." we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. oh, wow! that feels really good. it's about support where you find it most comfortable. to celebrate 25 years of better sleep, for both of you sleep number introduces the silver edition bed set, at savings of $1,000 for a limited time. only at the sleep number store, where queen mattresses start at just $699. you can always expect more. like more on demand shows and movies
to take the first amendment arguments to the united states supreme court. >>> two men are behind bars after a police pursuit through southwest baltimore. the men stole an s.u.v. then lost control. they tried to flee on foot after the crash but were later arrested. >>> today johns hopkins will begin training dozens of secret service agents in the wake of growing prostitution scandal. kai jackson has more on the role the university will play. >> reporter: the sex scandal now has a baltimore connection. johns hopkins will teach agents a two-day course in ethics. >> i believe that director sullivan wants to keep the conversation out there in the public. >> reporter: a number of agents are accused of hiring prostitutes in columbia prior to a visit in south america by president barack obama. the scandal forced some agents to resign. >> it's a stunning thing. it's actually disgusting. >> reporter: do you know if any of the agents involved or accused came through your class? >> i do but i would rather not say more about that. >> reporter: he is an assistant professor of the applied doctor of
for same-sex couples. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. the united states said today it is reprehensible that a russian ship is unloading a cargo of arms in syria in support of the dictatorship there. secretary of state hillary clinton warn the russians that they must help remove the dictator bashar al-assad or they will be responsible for the start of a civil war. it was 15 months ago that a popular revolt rose up against assad. and there was fighting again today. assad's army fired shells into several cities. last week, in the rebel town of houla, more than 100 people, mostly women and children, were killed by militias supporting the dictatorship. the assad government insisted today it that it had nothing to do with it. alex thompson is a correspondent with britain's channel 4 news. he's joining us from the syrian capital damascus. alex, you were in houla where the massacre took place. i wonder what the witnesses there told you. >> reporter: well, quite genuinely scott, in 25 years of reporting i've scarcely ever been in a situation where people are so desperate to
: in the southwestern united states, the wildfire season is already off to an early start. in northern arizona, near the historic mining town of crown king, a fire blew out of control today, due to hot, dry conditions and strong winds. and now comes more. bad news. those conditions with likely to continue opinion a new report by the federal government's climate prediction center says the southern two-third of the nation is likely to be warmer than normal during june, july, and august, especially in the southwest. that means the potential for the worst wildfire season in years. professor david robinson is a climatologist with rutgers university. >> when your afternoon thunderstorms start erupting across the mountainous west this summer, oftentimes they're not packed with a lot of moisture, but they're packed with a lot of lightning, and with that tinder dry underbrush and forest can pease, there's a real concern of wildfires across the west this summer. >> reporter: but it's not only the west that's going through a heat wave. in the mountains of north carolina this year, winter never even seemed to h
agreement that pledges the support of the united states through 2024. then the president met with u.s. troops at bagram airfield, telling them the battle is not over yet but "there is light on the horizon." norah o'donnell is at the white house tonight. norah? >> reporter: and, scott, the president's advisors admit it is no coincidence the president chose this day, the anniversary of osama bin laden's death, to have the president travel to afghanistan and to announce this plan that will help end the war in afghanistan, a war that has cost the lives of nearly 2,000 americans. air force one touched down at bagram air base under the cover of darkness, a sign of the secrecy and security surrounding the president's trip. mr. obama then met with afghan president karzai to finalize an agreement on just how involved the united states will be in afghanistan's future. >> i've come to afghanistan to mark an historic moment for our two nations and to do so on afghan soil. i'm here to affirm the bonds between our countries, to thank american and afghans who have sacrificed so much over these las
. he's probably al qaeda in the arabian peninsula's number one threat to the united states directly. >> reporter: asiri came on the radar when a bomb he inserted inside his own brother was used as an attempt to kill the head of saudi intelligence. the saudi spy master was seriously injured, asiri's brother was killed. asiri is best known for the christmas, 2009, plot to down a jetliner over detroit. he designed a bomb hidden in the underwear of umar farouk abdulmutallab, the would be suicide bomber tried to set the device off but while the detonator functioned, the main explosive charge did not, averting what would have been the worst attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. but asiri went back to the workbench. >> al qaeda is extremely adaptive and al qaeda is a learning organization. it learns from its mistakes, it adapts. >> reporter: asiri adjusted his plans to avoid human error with his most complex bomb yet-- the printer bombs, two printers were shipped as cargo to the united states. plastic explosives hidden in toner cartridges were set to be detonated by cellular phones hidden inside
him over the top. we'll ask former defense second donald rumsfeld what the united states should do to end the blood shed in syria. >>> i'm erica hill. a newly discovered video could finally solve the mystery behind a newlywed's cruise ship disappearance. >>> facebook fallout as the stock drops again. >>> i'm gayle king. gold sellers beware. an investigation shows you may not be getting the best price for your music. >>> and chely wright on the price she paid for coming out. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> this man is out of ideas, he's out of excuses. in november we'll make sure and vote him out of office. >> mitt romney takes texas, clinching the gop nomination. >> he's under fire for holding a fund-raiser in las vegas with donald trump. >> who is making headlines, again questioning president obama's citizenship. >> there are many people that don't agree with that birth certificate. they don't think it's authentic. >> i found that whole hawaii thing pretty implausible. >> the word for hello is the same for good-bye. [ bleep ]. >> in sy
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of controversy is pleading with secretary clinton to get on her plane and seek refuge in the united states. >>> i'm erica hill. we'll tell you why kate edwards fled the courtroom in tears at the trial of her father. >>> and i'm gayle king. pro football is stunned after another long-time star, junior seau, commits suicide. james brown of cbs sports will be here. when i see you at 8:00, a revealing look at a young barack obama. >>> as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> conflicting accounts this hour about why a blind chinese activist chen guangcheng left the american embassy in beijing. >> a dissident dilemma turns into a diplomatic disaster. >> this is a man who is in fear for his life. >> chen now says he's been let down by the u.s. and is begging to leave china on secretary of >> china that protects the rights of all its citizens will be a stronger and more prosperous nation. >> the case being investigated as a suicide. >> 12-time pro bowl linebacker junior seau put a gun to his chest and pulled the trigger. >> did all that violence r
to attack the united states. >>> well get ready for mayday to remember. occupy wall street certainly wants to make it that way. they're planning marches all over the world. >>> parts of oklahoma are cleaning up after getting battered by as many as four tornadoes. >>> the bike that traveled in this trailer was believed to have traveled all the way from japan. >> all that -- >>> jessica simpson is nine days half her due date. wow. >> i think she'll give birth to a pony. >>> all that matter. >> oh my gosh. look at that. apparently this guy is okay. >> do you think he might have had a beer or two? he's a little excited. >>> all that on "cbs this morning." >> and don rickles. regis will be -- >> at bar mitz fa hall in the bronx. >> wait a minute. i'm not going to let that go. >> so where's he going to be? captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." one year ago today a navy s.e.a.l. raid killed osama bin laden in pakistan. it was a milestone in the fight against al qaeda and it ee getting a lot of attention today new state and pakistan. >> w
? >> this president qualified to run as united states. if this person, heaven forbid, could die, could this person come in and be a good president? the political decisions come after that. they are the hipocratic rule, do no harm. charlie and i were around in 1972 when they picked a running mate he had to give back. is there a big state you wouldn't otherwise carry this person might help you carry? lyndon johnson is a perfect example -- >> jack kennedy. >> when he picked lyndon johnson, gave him texas. there are a number of decisions. picking a vice president thinking it's a game-changer, that would be highly, highly unlikely and unusual. >> yes or no, this race is now about dead even? >> yes. >> thank you, governor. governor haley barbour. >>> time to show you headlines from around the globe. wall street journal reports jerry brown is planning bigger budget cuts in a revised pudge coming out today to make up for a $16 billion deficit. governor brown is warning there will be deep cuts to schools and public safety agencies. he also wants higher taxes. >>> the daily monitor in uganda reports the arm
to deal with potential threats to citizens, whether in europe, the united states, saudi arabia, anyplace, you'll talk to virtually anybody. if the balance is going to talk to somebody and maybe let some information out, risk a leak, or potentially put an american life at rick, that's an easy balance for a decisionmaker to make. you'll talk to people. in my experience with the saudis, they are great partners. >> thank you both. >>> now to politics. mitt romney won three more presidential primaries on tuesday. indiana, north carolina and west west. voters in north carolina also approved a constitutional amendment to prevent same-sex marriages. some observers want to know if trouble is brewing on that issue, though, between vice president joe biden and president obama. bill plante is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. when the vice president seems to break with the president and endorse gay marriage, he set off washington's talking heads. was it a deliberate signal to the gay community or just biden in yet another unscripted moment? in a speech
under the 14th amendment of the united states constitution. further, we strongly affirm the religious freedoms of all people as protected by the first amendment." >> it is the responsibility in the history of the naacp to speak up on the civil rights issues of our times. >> reporter: the naacp announcement follows the endorsement by president obama. >> marriage predates politics and all these games we're playing, predates the president and guess what? predates the naacp. >> reporter: the maryland marriage alliance which supports traditional marriage continues to collect signatures on a petition that puts the question to voters. spokesman derek mccoy tells wjz he expects the naacp's decision will actually help the cause of tradition marriage. >> we almost have to thank the president and maybe i need to thank the naacp today because after the president came out in his statements we've gotten more calls and energized people that said you know what? that is not where i stand. they are not speaking for me. where can i not only sign the petition, but can i do a petition drive? >> reporter
of things. he was part of a 14-high-grade terror suspects that the united states had isolated. >> reporter: to avoid his own possible death sentence, majid khan will testify against khalid. that is critical because it could corroborate information khalid provided, but only after being water boarded. >> my thought is that he will be a valuable witness to the united states. >> reporter: because it could be without the legal entanglements of torture. >> reporter: since his admission to plotting the 9/11 attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed says he welcomes the death penalty to become a martyr. >>> a missing terrorist dubbed jihad jane, raised money for recruits for a muslim holy war. mohammed khalid pleaded guilty. police say the ellicott city student met a pennsylvania woman online, who called herself jihad jane. the woman admitted she had plotted to kill a swedish artist, who had offended muslims. >>> it aer -- appears there was a deal to end the diplomatic crisis over chen guang chang. manuel gallegus has the latest. >> reporter: chinese activist chen guang chang may be heading to the u.s. gipl
is being punished for helping the united states track down osama bin laden. vic is in the newsroom wi more on the man's fate. vic? >> the pakistani doctor is sentenced to 33 years in prison for his role in the osama bin laden raid. shaquille afridy ran this to verify presence in his compound in abbottabad, where u.s. commandos did this. he is accused of treason and conspiring against the pakistani government. has sentence will likely put more strains on pakistan's relations with the united states. mary, back to you. >>> american lawmakers are also frustrated by suspicions that pakistan is helping militants to use its territory to attack u.s. troops. >>> ejings are voting today in the country's first free and fair presidential elections. the race is heating up. the former foreign minister is a leading secular candidate. his main opponent is the former head of the muslim brotherhood. the election comes more than a year after mass protests ousted dictator hosni mubarak. >>> there has been a pedestrian struck. >> lens road and wise avenue. apparently, a man trying to -- or just off the curb, w
of a 14-high-grade terror suspect that the united states had isolated. >> majid con will testify. it could corroborate. >> my expectation is that he is going to be a very valuable witness to the united states. >> reporter: because it could independently verify khalid as the mastermind of 9/11, without the legal entanglement of torture. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> since his admission to plotting the 9/11 attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed says he welcomes the death penalty to become a martyr. >>> a local honor student pleads guilty today to helping a terrorist. mohammed khalid admits he helped raise money and recruits. they had been preparing to attend johns hopkins university on a full scholarship. he met jihad jane online. his sentencing date has not been set. >>> new police chief, overseeing the trayvon martin killing. more on what sanford's top cop is plan to do in the high- profile investigation. >> reporter: sanford's new interim police chief, rick myer, says he will conduct an ah to z rezoo of the myers case. myers says he wants to help heal the emotional wound caused by the
,000 midshipman graduated from the united states naval academy and moved onto military service. >> this moment in time marks the end of a long journey. >> i'm so proud out of -- of our class. i can't believe 4 years has gone by. >> for some marylanders graduating from the u.s. naval academy is a lifelong dream come true. >> the butterflies and excitement is -- you get choked up. >> a moving day moved even more. when kevin hilary got his diploma, he's the first pair a pa lee going person in history. enhances presence in asia is now the focus. >> it's up to your generation to ensure that our fleet remains unrivalled by any other nation on earth. that's why you came here. >> among the graduates nearly 300 were commissioned in the marines. >> it's hard work that everyone has done. >> others in the air force and coast guard bought together one last time during the 100th hat toss to seal the day. >> or ray. >> the graduates will now serve at least 5 years and be scattered across the world. >> this year's class included graduates from 12 foreign countries. >>> the oriole withes will be looking -- th
an effect on the southeastern united states. florida, georgia and south carolina are experiencing heavy rains and flooding. the storm turns back to the atlantic. beryl hasn't done significant damage but memorial day plans were washed out. >>> a young is shot in his car trying to get help. adam may talks to the family. >>> reporter: he was supposed to get new pictures of his son this memorial weekend but instead the parents are planning a funeral. >> he did not deserve to die the way he did. >> that was my only boy. my heart is saddened, broken. >> reporter: early saturday morning he was driving on edgecomb circle, bullet holes scar an apartment complex. a witness tells wjz new gun fire seemed to come out of nowhere. he hit the gas but got stuck in a dead end. he turned around and sped out of the neighborhood. police pulled him over for driving the wrong way down this street. when he stopped the vehicle, he fell on to the road, his body riddled with bullets. he told police he had no idea who shot him. >> we have no information leading us to a suspect. >> my son was a good guy and he neve
freedom. it says we support it provided under the 14th amendment of the united states constitution. further we strongly affirm the religion freedoms of all people as protected by the 1st amendment. >> this is the responsibility in the history of the naacp to speak up on the civil rights issues of our times. >> the future of same-six marriage in maryland is likely to be decided in a november ballot. the maryland marriage alliance continues to collect signatures that put the questions to voters. spokesman derek mccoy says he expects voters to reject same-sex marriage. >> with e know what the state -- we know what the state is like. we're confident we can win in the state of maryland. >> the supporters of same-six marriage says the naacp enforcement reflects the african american community. >> reporter: members of the community are expected to have a critical role when it comes to the ballot in november. reporting live, pat warren. back to you you. >> thank you -- back to you. >> thank you . more reaction tonight at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> several people are recovering at shock traum
's an important statement as an american. as the president of the united states to recognize the equality and dignity of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors. that's what's important, not what was right or wrong or popular or unpopular politically. i don't know about politics. i do know about human rights and constitutional rights, and on that basis, i think the president did the right thing. i'm very glad he did it. >> schieffer: would argue with you on one thing. i think you do know about politics, but we won't go into that right now. governor patrick, many religious voteres, including many black voters are, opposed to same-sex marriage. is this issue going to threaten and hurt the president politically? >> i don't think so, bob. and i want to-- i want to thank ted for his clear and principled on this issue, and it's consistent with the president's clear and principled position on the issue because it's about convictions. it's not about politics. you know, i dealt with something similar in massachusetts when i was running the first time and dealing with bla
to sea. now really just a tropical depression. again, the model shows it's not any threat to the united states. let's take a look at the forecast for today. mostly cloudy, humid, a couple of thunderstorms around and showers popping up through the afternoon. 62 over night. tomorrow we will look for a high of 84, starting to get summer like as we move through the five day those details coming up shortly. >> thank you. >>> still to come, could an experimental vaccine save the lives of cancer patients. >> here are the top stories on at this hour. for instant updates and the weather forecast, log onto ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> in today's health watch a, an experimental vaccine is helping patients with pancreas live longer. they gave the vaccine to 70 patients and most were disease free after one year. 95% of patients don't survive. >>> mothers who put on excess weight before and during pregnancy are more likely to have bigger babies. larger babies increased as more weight was gained. it can increase chances the mother will need a c-section. >>> check back in with wjz's eyewitne
to the united states, so the choice was have him get back into china to be a freedom fighter if he wanted, or if conditiones, negotiations with the chinese government were not to his satisfaction, he was prepared to stay in the embassy and live there for possibly years. >> reporter: the chinese brought chen's wife to beijing and promised he would be reunited with his family and given a scholarship to attend law school, if he came out of the embassy. when chen balked, the chinese said his wife would be sent back to the village where the two had languished under house arrest. >> he talked with his wife twice, and then made that decision on his own to come out of the embassy and rejoin the family. >> reporter: it was chen's decision, but with his wife's well-being in the balance, it would seem he had little choice. still, ambassador lock insists no one forced chen to leave. >> i remember asking him in front of many, many witnesses, "are you ready to leave? is this what you want to do?" and he just paused and sat there, very quiet for several minutes, and then just jumped up, beaming, excited
. this is the blood of the 40th president of the united states, ronald reagan. >> reporter: the seller says the vile of blood has been in his family for 31 year. his mother, then an employee of the lab, brought it home about a week after the assassination attempt. the auction house has offered no proof that it actually is president reagan's blood. historian douglas brinkley says that's just one of the problems. >> taking the presidential memorabilia notion to a very bizarre new level. >> reporter: very personal presidential memorabilia is nothing knew. facial hairs were plucked from lincoln after his death and worn in his honor. hair clippings from john f. kennedy sold for $3,000 in 2010. just the year before, a locket containing hair from george and martha washington brought more than $7,000. but brinkley says this is different. does this have any historical value at all to you? >> i think it has zero historical value. i think this will create an outrage and hopefully the public clamor will be such that an item like this will be pulled off the market. >> reporter: so far that's not happened. scott,
this election, and that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: in a sign of the new, sharper focus of a general election campaign, mr. obama repeatedly hammered his republican rival. >> i don't care how much waitz you try to explain it, corporations aren't people. people are people. ( cheers ) ( applause ) >> reporter: the president acknowledged he's not satisfied with the state of the economy, but he said he wants the wealthiest americans to pay more in taks, a clear contrast with romney. >> he sincerely believes if c.e.o.s and wealthy investors like him make money, rest of us will automatically prosper as well. >> reporter: he said on issue after issue, romney would take the country backward, specifically mentioning abortion rights and coverage of contraception. >> i want women to control their own health choices, just like i want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons. we are not turning back the clock. we are moving forward. >> reporter: the romney team has lately taken to mocking obama's campaign
. chen did not know until his arrival at the airport that they were headed to the united states. ken lieberthal is with the brookings institute. >> the u.s. and china, at least in this instance, were able to work together for an outcome satisfactory to tho both sides and mr. chen. >> reporter: the case focused international attention on the thorny issue of human right rign china. chen air, self-taught lawyer, had been imprisoned four years for speaking out against china's one-child policy and advocating for the rural poor. most recently, chen was under house arrest, where he alleges he and his family were subject to beatings. visitors were turned away. guards monitored his every movement. but last month, under the cover of darkness, chen eluded the guards and escaped with the help of other activists, he traveled 300 miles to beijing where dissidents secretly transferred chen from a van to a u.s. government car, all without being detect the by chinese surveillance. chen was given sanctuary inside the american embassy, touching off a diplomat standoff. after tense negotiations, chinese
. for more than 80 years presidents of the united states make the short trip from here at the white house to one of the most secure and secret places in the world. nestle ed d in the mountains of maryland is thurmont. >> it's a secure location and beautiful location in the mown -- mountains of maryland. it's a place presidents can get away from it all. >> better known as camp david , it's just 70 miles from the white house. intlsz the t a glaet -- >> it's a glaet location to -- great location to have a g8 summit. >> what makes it perfect? >> you can expect an entirely different atmosphere, a much more relaxed and secluded atmosphere with a lot less hoopla and maybe they'll be able to get more done. >> the g8 or group of 8 summits arrived to damp -- camp david on friday. this isn't the first meeting held at camp david. >> give us a sense of the history? >> the most important meeting occurred in 1978 when jimmy carter brought the leader of iz yell -- israel together with e equipment. >> every president has used camp david to get away from the riggers of the presidency, relax with family an
, chen is granted asylum to live in the united states, something he says he doesn't want to do. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> elsewhere indian officials say at least 103 people were killed when a crowded ferry capsized. at least another 100 are missing. the ferry broke in two pieces on a river in northeast india. there were about 350 people crammed onto the boat, many riding on the roof, when a violent storm hit. the search for victims continues this morning. >>> the american automobile association says a stretch of new york highway where seven members of the same family were killed has inadequate safety features. a van carrying the family flew off the bronx river parkway on sunday. the van plunged six stories into a ravine. the aaa says the section of the highway where the accident happened has inadequate guardrails, narrow lanes, and a dangerous curve. >>> the wife of the chief prosecution witness in john edwards' criminal trial is expected to return to the witness stand today. cheri young testified yesterday that edwards asked her husband andrew young to take res
more on that. >> reporter: chinese dissident chen guangcheng made a direct appeal to the united states thursday, speaking to a congressional hearing by telephone from his hospital bed in beijing. >> translator: i want to meet with secretary clinton. i hope i can get more help from her. >> reporter: chen, the blind lawyer, who exposed forced abortions under china's one-child policy is at the center of a diplomatic tug of war. after escaping house arrest last week, chen was delivered to the u.s. embassy in beijing. past chinese guards meant to keep defectors away. that began days of negotiation. >> he did not want to go to the united states until the choice was to help him get back into china to be a freedom fighter, as he wanted, or if the conditions -- negotiations with the chinese government were not to his satisfaction, he was prepared to stay in the embassy and live there. >> reporter: the chinese promised chen and his family would not be harassed if he stayed in the country. they then threatened to arrest his wife if he did not leave the embassy. he did. but now says it was a mista
this thing? >> oh, my goodness, nobody knows where we're at and then you represent the united states. that would be a big thing. >> reporter: as for her dream of becoming a permanent resident of these united states, on that the teacher would be wise to listen to the student. >> never give up. you can do anything in this world as long as you never give up. >> reporter: sometimes even the sky isn't the limit. steve heart unanimous troord in presidio, texas. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh agents, be on the lookout for aliens. one small black cocoa creme iced coffee. uh-oh! let me out of here! try dunkin's new black cocoa creme iced coffee and call star-star-d-d for a text to capture your alien today. the galaxy runs on dunkin'. you ready buddy? you're probably not getting called up to the majors. but your fence? that's pro. finish like a pro with cabot wood stains. cabo
of the united states. >> reporter: from the day he kicked off his primary campaign, romney was the frontrunner. his issue: the economy. his target, not his republican challengers but president obama. >> barack obama has failed america. >> reporter: there were some stumbles. and a big loss to newt gingrich in south carolina as romney struggled with republicans skeptical of his conservative credentials but the nomination fight showed he was willing to do what it took to win. a trait he's going to need in what everyone agrees will be a nasty and expensive general election. today romney kept his focus on jobs, calling the president a jobs destroyer. >> i'm not going to forget middle class families. they're asking themselves why is it that three-and-a-half years after this president got elected we're still in a tough economy like this. >> reporter: tonight he's raising money, appearing at a fund-raiser with gingrich and big-talking billionaire donald trump who endorsed romney early in the primaries. but romney also has to navigate difficult terrain. trump is an expert at stirring controversy. in th
'll see how this could affect the united states. >>> i'm gayle king. a tennessee mom and her three children disappear. this morning there is a massive manhunt across several states. >>> and when i see you at 8:00, dr. phil stops by studio 57. >>> i'm erica hill. a new national poll has good news for mitt romney. and only on "cbs this morning," find out who's on top of the new fortune 500. >>> as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> my life is in your hands, mr. president. >> an american held hostage pleads for his life. >> warren weinstein was kidnapped in pakistan last summer. >> if you accept the demands, i live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. >> french voters pick a socialist over the status quo. >> francois hollande has beaten president nicolas sarkozy. >> stocks took a nosedive. >> his victory is likely to have a big impact on the eurozone crisis. >> a multi-state manhunt is on for a man accused of kidnapping three young girls and their mom. to bodies are discovered in that alleged kidnapper's backyard.
in the entire united states. >> reporter: right now the casino has 3200 machines. there's the high rollers and the one penny. this is the five dollar machine. we're going to put in a couple of credits, spin it and see if i have any luck. i won 10 bucks. the casino has dozens of electronic table games. instead of using chips, you use your fingers to select the number you hope will win. nothing. like most casinos the food is cooking with chef's recipes. what's different about your buffet? >> the quality of the food and people. >> reporter: this is the executive chef. >> i'm proud of everything we're serving. >> reporter: a handful of other restaurants will open next week as well as cocktail bars. they are creating a lot of jobs. 1500 permanent workers plus thousands of construction workers already working on phase two and that's going to add another 1300 machines. this is a big, big place. reporting life -- live tonight adam may wjz news. >> two men jumped on the field at the park. they are each given a 500- dollar fine and ordered to perform community service. streaking on the field has bee
on islands of their own. >> today in the united states there are about 32.7 million americans living alone. >> reporter: that's an incredible number. >> that's an incredible number. >> reporter: if you live alone, you're not alone. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: then it's on to an island that is a genuine whistle stop. we'll be hearing all about that from our tracy smith. (whistling) >> reporter: on the island, you can say anything with a whistle. and it works in any language, even ours. the whistling language of lago mera. >> tan tass ticko. >> osgood: roughing it is standard operating procedure on the work a day man made island lee cowan will be visiting. >> reporter: their iron tent tackles stretching for miles beneath the waves, surrounded by water, noise, grit and grime, it's a special kind of island resident who live and work out here. >> you do have to have a special heart for it. you know, it's not for everybody. >> reporter: life aboard a man made island later on sunday morning. >> osgood: who is all dressed up with somewhere to go this morning? our resident food maven, marth
indifference between the vatican and nuns in the united states. >>> and lori anne madison took on the big kids at the national spelling bee. we'll show you how she won a lot of hearts as she was the youngest ever to compete. oh, she's great. >>> but first it's time now for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >>> good morning. in today's "healthwatch," the secrets of sunscreen. sunscreen season is here. experts agree, it's important to protect your kids from the sun's harmful rays. but with so many products on store shelves, choosing the very best sunblock for you could be confusing. new labeling rules from the fda will make it easier to decide but the guidelines will not be n place until this coming winter. until then here's what you should look for for the very best protection. sunscreen labeled broad-spectrum, which means it protects against uva and uvb rays with an spf of 30 higher. label that say water resistant and specify for how long. waterproof will no longer be allowed. use an ounce of lotion every two hours, more if you're in and out of the wa
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